Just over two weeks after an unprecedented hack led to the compromise of the Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, and dozens more, authorities have charged three men in connection with the incident. The alleged "mastermind" is a 17-year-old from Tampa, who will be tried as an adult. There are still plenty of details outstanding about how they might have pulled it off, but court documents show how a trail of bitcoin and IP addresses led investigators to the alleged hackers.
A Garmin ransomware hack disrupted more than just workouts during a days-long outage; security researchers see it as part of a troubling trend of "big game hunting" among ransomware groups. In other alarming trends, hackers are breaking into news sites to publish misinformation through their content management systems, giving them an air of legitimacy. And we took a look at how AI helped uncover Chinese boats lurking in North Korean waters.
A WIRED investigation found dozens of children apparently under the age of 13 streaming on Twitch, as well as strangers sending them disturbing chat messages. After we published our report, Twitch removed a search option that made it easier to find those streams to begin with.